Utah Jazz’s Ricky Rubio unbothered by Russell Westbrook’s guarantee to shut him down for Game 4

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — During today’s digital era with social media, it’s hard for NBA players to miss out on any bold declarations or highlight plays around the league. Hate it or love it, these things are right at your fingertips. So, when Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook ended Saturday’s press conference with his ballsy statement, Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio was certainly aware of the comments. “He made some shots,” Westbrook said of Rubio. “Too comfortable, but I’ma shut that (expletive) off next game, though. Guarantee that.” However, the Spanish floor general is focused on the team for Game 4, not any individual… Read More

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How to protect your kids as Salt Lake County sees more cases of Whooping Cough

4/17/2018 – SALT LAKE COUNTY(News4Utah) Right now, Salt Lake County is dealing with an outbreak of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough. It’s affecting students at several schools. Annie George, MPH, with the Salt Lake County Health Department, joined Brian Carlson, to talk about how you can protect your kids. In the last few weeks, the Health Department has seen 14 confirmed cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) across 3 schools in the Draper area (Corner Canyon High School: 9 cases; Draper Park Middle School: 2 cases; Oak Hollow Elementary: 3 cases). Pertussis is often cyclical in a community. George says they tend to see cases of it every 5-6… Read More

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5 reasons for the Wasatch Front’s hot housing market

This story is sponsored by Robert J. DeBry—more than 200 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. You’re looking to buy your first home, and after weeks of hunting, you finally find one in your price range. You frantically call up your realtor, only to find it’s already been sold — just a few hours after it was put on the market. Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Many potential homebuyers in Utah have learned that affordable homes in today’s housing market go quickly. In 2016, the average cumulative days a single-family home was on the market along the Wasatch Front was nine, according to the… Read More

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Whitecaps victory in Salt Lake depends on handling altitude, attitude

Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was seething after last weekend’s 3-1 loss to Toronto FC, and took it out on some unsuspecting broadcasters in the post-game interview. “The only thing I’m going to say is I know what the problem is, and it’s going to be remedied one way or another, OK?” he fumed, moments before ripping off his headset and rage-walking out of the broadcast. “That’s all you’re going to get from me right now, and I apologize. I know what the problem is, and it’s going to be fixed. One way or another.” It has been another rough start for Petke’s boys — who have just one… Read More

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